DIY Stamped Spoon Napkin Rings

How’s the weather where you are?

In Kentucky we are preparing for the ice storm of 2013.

I just got the phone call that they have cancelled school and I currently have four pairs of eyes asking me what we are doing tomorrow.

The questions are swirling like…..“Can we make a fort that covers the whole upstairs?”

and……“Can we make snow ice cream?”

…..and the ever popular…..”Can we plan a play and a dance and make hula skirts?”


It’s going to be an exciting day tomorrow.

Because during an ice storm….

….everyone knows that Mele Kalikimaka… the thing to say. 🙂


In case you are snowed in too…..and your hula skirt is packed away….here’s a fun idea for your Christmas table.

How to make your own stamped spoon napkin ring

How To Make Stamped Spoon Napkin Rings


spoon (at the risk of stating the obvious)

steel stamping block


silver stamps

ultra fine sharpie marker

Flatten the spoon with a rubber mallet

Step 1: Flatten the spoon with a rubber mallet

Hammer the spoon until flat.

You will still have some bumps when you finish.

It’s okay.

They’re called character.

Choose stamps for your spoon

Step 2:  Choose the size of stamps you want to use

Here are the three sizes of stamps I have.

1/4 (largest)…..all caps.

5/64 (2mm) (medium)…..all caps.

3/32 (smallest) …..lower case.

I used the 1/4 for stamped spoon napkin ring.

Making a spoon napkin ring

Step 3:  Stamp spoon

Place spoon on the stamping block.

Hold the silver stamp where you want the letter to go and hit hard with a hammer several times.

Sometimes you have to flip the spoon over and flatten it again when the edges curl up slightly.

Fill in letters with a Sharpie

Step 4:  Trace letters

Trace the letters with a fine-tipped sharpie marker to make the letters dark.

You may have to trace several times to darken.

Christmas themed napkin ring

Step 5:  Bend spoon

Bend spoon with your hands until the spoon forms a narrow “u”.

You can also bend the tip to make it form a circle…..but I really like it straight on the bottom because then the napkin ring lays perfectly flat on the plate.

Stamped spoon napkin ring

You can stamp names.

Or dates.

Or funny quotes for each person.

And when you set the table and your guests are so all about you and your decorating and your spoon napkin ring and they tell you how amazing you are and wonder how you do it all and ask what you could possibly think up next…tell them Mele Kalikimaka is Hawaii’s way….

….to say Merry Christmas to you. 🙂

PS  Have an awesome day rock star and don’t forget that this is the last day of the Christmas tour!  

To take the tour from the very beginning….start here at Jen Rizzo’s!


Looking for a little more Christmas inspiration?

Here’s some fun projects from the other 12 Days of Christmas gang!

So many fun, inspiring ways to celebrate!

Inspired By Charm

Michael from Inspired By Charm


Marianne from Songbird

funky junk

Donna from Funky Junk

shanty 2 chic

Whitney and Ashley from Shanty 2 Chic


Cassity from Remodelaholic

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  1. Image for Christine Christine

    Karianne, How cute are these! I love silver and linen. I might be tempted to stamp: Compliment the cook. :)

  2. Image for Sheryll & Critters. Sheryll & Critters.

    I tried to stamp something metal for a key ring tag one time and never could do it. MUST try this. And it is HOT here the past 3 or 4 days. Wearing a tee shirt and short shorts and mowed the front lawn yesterday. Would have mowed the back but it took me forever to start the mower each time....... think I figure it out now, so in a little bit I will be outside to mow the back yard and then back in to bathe the three fur kids and me. Supposed to be 84 again today and no I don't want to trade.

    1. Image for gina gina

      Sheryll, You must live by me! High of 80 degrees here in SE Florida. But being snowed in and housebound sure reminds me of waiting on a hurricane in some years!

    1. Image for Thistle Thistle

      I've heard you can find them sometime at Bobby Lobby or Michael's. I usually buy mine on ETSY. Here's a link to a set similar to the one I used in the project: Hope this helps! karianne

  3. Image for Debbie Debbie

    Ok, I think over the past year seeing you do these awesome stamped items, I am going to try it!! I ordered all the stamps and got a stamping block at Hobby Lobby…if I can only remember where I put it! Love them! Debbie

  4. Image for Marisa Franca Marisa Franca

    I love the spoon rings. And it would be a perfect way to take out your frustration/aggression on a snowed in day. We are right above you in Indiana and so far we have several inches with more to come. The Mr hates snow - that is why we turn into snowbirds after Christmas and we fly the coop. I will be making your spoon rings I love the idea.

  5. Image for Diana Lucas Diana Lucas

    Love your stamped spoon napkin rings-they're something beautiful and different for the Christmas table. We in Dallas are already in that ice storm and it's really bad. Stay warm and safe. Merry Christmas! Diana

  6. Image for Kris Kris

    Smiling at Mele Kalikimaka. In my freshman year of college, my roommate had a Bing Crosby album (yup, the big old-school record played on a turntable!) with that song on it and we loved singing and dancing to it. Thanks for a fun memory. I had no idea you could buy metal stamping kits. Does Hobby Lobby or Michaels carry them? "That's the island greeting that we send to you in the land where palm trees sway ... "--NOT true here in Michigan where we currently have feathery snowflakes wafting from the skies ...

    1. Image for Thistle Thistle

      I ordered mine off ETSY! Here's the link to a similar set I found:

  7. Image for Mrs. Smith Mrs. Smith

    I simply love this silver spoon look but I don't use napkin rings very often. What are some other uses for these adorable little trinkets? Love your clean and refreshing designs.

  8. Image for Debbie Debbie

    The spoons are beautiful. I need a project like this. We have 10 inches of snow and expecting 3-7 more tomorrow.

  9. Image for Leslie Leslie

    Darling idea. I'm going to take it a step further...How about wall hooks? Like for your bathrobe, dog leash, etc. Two holes on the handle (one on top of the other) stamp the flattened bowl, bend around to form a U and voila!

  10. Image for Nancy Nancy

    I just Love these and my (retired) husband loves to play around with wire and Metal. I am thinking a Christmas gift. Kerrianne what sizes do you recommend for a beginner for spoons and small small rectangle metal pieces. I saw Amazon has them, I just need to know sizes to start with~ I have really enjoyed this 12 days of Christmas, so many fun and quality things to do!! Huggs, Nancy

  11. Image for JoAnne JoAnne

    I love these. There's a flea market I love to visit with a woman with bins upon bins full of mismatched silver. I think I see a road trip in my future. And if bumps are character, then I have a lot of character around my hips & thighs! :D

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